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Listen to free audio books and poetry recordings! This library of audio books and poetry features digital recordings and MP3's from the Naropa Poetics Audio Archive, LibriVox, Project Gutenberg, Maria Lectrix, and Internet Archive users.


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Dec 31, 2016 Frank G. Carpenter
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LibriVox recording of Carpenter's geographical reader: North America by Frank G. Carpenter. Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers. The purpose of this book is to give to its readers a living knowledge of some of the wonders of the country and continent in which they live. Upon a personally conducted tour they are taken by the author through the most characteristic parts of the North American continent. They travel through the United States, British America, Mexico, and Central America,...
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Dec 31, 2016 Maurice Maeterlinck
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LibriVox recording of The Blue Bird: A Fairy Play in Six Acts by Maurice Maeterlinck. (Translated by Alexander Teixeira de Mattos.) Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers. The Blue Bird is a 1908 play by Belgian author Maurice Maeterlinck. On the night of Christmas a boy and a girl, Tyltil and Mytil, are visited by Fairy Berilyuna. Fairy's granddaughter is sick and can only be saved by the Blue Bird. Thanks to the Fairy's magic gift children have the opportunity to see the soul of things....
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, children, play, fairy, blue bird, maeterlinck, teixeira de mattos, happiness
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Dec 31, 2016 James Edmund Vincent
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LibriVox recording of Through East Anglia In A Motor Car by James Edmund Vincent. Read in English by TND The beginning of the last century saw an increasing popularity of the motor car as a viable method of transport for a significant number of the more affluent sections of the population. The freedom, flexibility and speed (!) that this modern invention provided to those who were wealthy enough to be able to afford to buy and to run one of these vehicles, meant that they were soon used for...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, travel, motoring, Suffolk, norfolk, east anglia, the broads, norfolk broads,...
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Dec 29, 2016 William Harrison Ainsworth
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LibriVox recording of Auriol, or The Elixir of Life by William Harrison Ainsworth. Read in English by Sonia If you stumble upon the elixir of life, which provides you with eternal life, youth and health, then it's rather a bad idea to spoil this great gift by signing a pact with the devil on top of it to receive great financial fortune as well. Auriol Darcy, the protagonist of our story, has in fact made this mistake, but soon finds out that the price to pay is much too high to bear. And...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, human sacrifice, eternal life, pact with the devil
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Dec 28, 2016 Thornton Hall
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LibriVox recording of Love Romances of the Aristocracy by Thornton Hall. Read in English by SaraHale; Anna Yates; Kate Follis; Jim Locke; BettyB; Matthieu; annabn97; Madame Lisa There are countless romances set in the British upper class, but the hearts of the real-life counterparts of the fictional heroes have also been conquered, lost, or broken. The real peerage has lived through romances and scandals as outrageous as their fictional cousins, and this book is sharing all the gossip about...
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Dec 28, 2016 John Aubrey
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LibriVox recording of Brief Lives Volume II by John Aubrey. Read in English by Nicole Lee Volume 2 of Aubrey's sparkling gossipy biographical pieces on his contemporaries, including Bacon, Jonson and Shakespeare, Brief Lives' glimpses into the unofficial side of these towering figures has won it an undying popularity, with Ruth Scurr's recent reimagined "autobiography" of Aubrey, breathing new life into this classic for the next generation of readers - Summary by Nicole Lee For...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, English literature, gossip, restoration, seventeenth century, literary memoirs
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Dec 28, 2016 Charles Robert Maturin
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LibriVox recording of Melmoth The Wanderer by Charles Robert Maturin. Read in English by Beth Thomas; James K. White; Martin; MorganScorpion; Kendra Lee Oberhauser; Andrew Huguelet; Jim Locke; Molly Craig; DJRickyV; Tony Addison; Mark Chulsky; Kertz. One of the first horror novels, it tells the story of Melmoth, who sells his soul so he could have an extended life. Throughout the novel, he wanders around the world in search of someone who would replace him and lift his curse. It is known for...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, fiction, horror, love, Inquisition, madness, many narratives, wandering
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Dec 28, 2016 Justin McCarthy
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LibriVox recording of The Story of Gladstone's Life by Justin McCarthy. Read in English by Pamela Nagami William Ewart Gladstone (1809-1898), four times Prime Minister of Great Britain, dominated the Liberal Party for thirty years, but ultimately divided it over the issue of Irish Home Rule, which he unsuccessfully championed. He brought to parliamentary politics a moral fervor which made him the personification of the Victorian Age, but which also challenged the complacency of its...
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Dec 27, 2016 Gertrude Chandler Warner
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LibriVox recording of Star Stories for Little Folks by Gertrude Chandler Warner. Read in English by DebK; Kathleen Moore; Twinkle; and Kangaroo. Gertrude Chandler Warner, known mainly for her "Boxcar Children" series of mystery books, published this small book of Astronomy, Constellations, and the stories behind them in 1918. It follows the story of a little girl named Helen, and her friend Dr. Lorry as she learns about stars through stories, games, and more. (Summary by Kangaroo) For...
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Dec 27, 2016 Charles Monroe Sheldon
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LibriVox recording of For Christ and the Church by Charles Monroe Sheldon. Dramatically read in English by volunteer readers. Rev. Mark Spencer is about to give up on writing his sermon one Saturday night when the Devil comes to him and tries to discourage him by reminding him how few of the people who have pledged themselves to make their motto, 'For Christ and the Church' keep it. The minister decides to preach a sermon like nothing the people in his congregation have ever heard before--a...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, church, minister, devil, soprano, tenor, endeavor, endeavour, endeavor...
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Dec 27, 2016 Annie Fellows Johnston
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LibriVox  recording of Miss Santa Claus of the Pullman by Annie Fellows Johnston.  Read in English by Linette Geisel We all know that Santa Claus has a large family in which to help him in the delivery of presents, peace, and good cheer. So what would you do if you were Miss Santa Claus and met two children on Christmas Eve traveling to a strange town to be reunited with their father and new stepmother? Why, naturally you would tell them the story of Princess Ina and a powerful charm they...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, literature, Christmas, railroad travel, pullman cars
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Dec 26, 2016 George Sterling
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LibriVox recording of The House of Orchids and Other Poems by George Sterling. Read in English by Sonia This is a 1911 volume of poems by California poet George Sterling. Sterling was a particularly celebrated poet during his life time in California, though his fame remained local and hardly spread to the other shore of the United States, let alone to Europe. There were good reasons for this fame, however, as is demonstrated by this volume of particularly beautiful and evocative poetry. -...
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LibriVox recording of The Death and Resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ - Commentary on the Gospel of St Matthew by St. John Chrysostom. (Translated by Sir George Prevost.) Read in English by A LibriVox Volunteer Homilies 65 though 90 of St John Chrysostom's commentary on the Holy Gospel according to St Matthew, which include the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. - Summary by The Reader For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, Gospels, gospel of st matthew, homily, resurrection of jesus, st matthew
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Dec 26, 2016 Jean McKishnie Blewett
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 11 recordings of Christmas Conversion by Jean McKishnie Blewett.  This was the Weekly Poetry project for December 18, 2016. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; Dahlia Dolorosa; David Lawrence; Garth Burton; Greg Giordano; Lee Ann Howlett; Matthew Datcher; Phil Chenevert; Phil Schempf; Tomas Peter and tovarisch. Jean McKishnie Blewett was a Canadian journalist, author and poet. Blewett was a regular contributor to The Globe, a Toronto newspaper and in 1898 became...
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Dec 26, 2016 Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 7 recordings of Christmas Fancies by Ella Wheeler Wilcox.  This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for December 11, 2016. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; Craig Franklin; Garth Burton; Greg Giordano; Matthew Datcher; Tomas Peter and tovarisch. A popular poet rather than a literary poet, in her poems she expresses sentiments of cheer and optimism in plainly written, rhyming verse. Her world view is expressed in the title of her poem "Whatever Is—Is...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, literature, poetry, nature, philosophy, Christmas, bells
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Dec 26, 2016 Frederik Pohl; Lester del Rey
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LibriVox recording of Preferred Risk by Frederik Pohl; Lester del Rey. Read in English by Nick Bulka The Company insures you against everything. Everything except war, that is. But they've put an end to wars (or so they claim). The Company also controls everything. Including all the sources of weapons. The Company is dedicated to the happiness of mankind (or so they claim). Medical Treatment and Law Enforcement are just a few of the other services they provide to the entire world. Claims...
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Dec 25, 2016 James Lane Allen
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LibriVox recording of Sister Dolorosa by James Lane Allen. Read in English by David Wales A Carmelite convent in Kentucky in the nineteenth century. A beautiful immature nun. A handsome immature visitor. A chance meeting. Whither? One might want to compare this story (1890) with an earlier one with a similar theme by the same author, The White Cowl (1888). ( david wales) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if...
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Dec 25, 2016 Ilya Ehrenburg
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LibriVox recording of Portraits of Russian Poets by Ilya Ehrenburg. Read in Russian by Vilya Levitskiy; MarinaF; Mark Chulsky; Maya S; tovarisch; and Lian Pang. «Портреты русских поэтов»: Ахматова, Бальмонт, Балтрушайтис, Блок, Брюсов, Белый, Волошин, Есенин, Иванов, Мандельштам, Маяковский, Пастернак, Сологуб и Цветаева. Позднее эти очерки были...
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Dec 25, 2016 Mildred A. Wirt Benson
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LibriVox recording of Hoofbeats on the Turnpike by Mildred A. Wirt Benson. Read in English by Cheryl Adam Penny Parker is a teen-aged sleuth and amateur reporter with an uncanny knack for uncovering and solving unusual, sometimes bizarre mysteries. The only daughter of widower Anthony Parker, publisher of the "Riverview Star," Penny has been raised to be self-sufficient, outspoken, innovative, and extraordinarily tenacious. Her cheerful, chatty manner belies a shrewd and keenly...
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Dec 24, 2016 King James Version (KJV)
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LibriVox recording of Bible (KJV) 18: Job (version 3) by King James Version (KJV). Read in English by Tony Addison The Book of Job, memorably conceived of by C G Jung as the story of one man's struggle to make conscious the undifferentiated contents of the unconscious, is in its own terms an intensive study of the age old problem of undeserved suffering at the hands of an all-wise, aii-good, all-powerful God. Seen by some as a prefiguration of the crucifixion and ultimate resurrection of Jesus...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, redemption, judeo-christian, struggle with god, acceptance
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Dec 24, 2016 Various
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LibriVox recording of Birds and All Nature, Vol. VII, No 1, January 1900 by Various. Read by LibriVox Volunteers "Birds and All Nature" was a monthly publication of the Nature Study Publishing Company of Chicago. It includes short poems, stories and brief descriptions of birds, animals and other natural subjects with accompanying color plates. The magazine was published from 1897-1907 under the various titles, "Birds," "Birds and all Nature," "Nature and...
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Dec 24, 2016 Various
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LibriVox recording of Birds and All Nature, Vol. VII, No. 2, February 1900 by Various. Read by LibriVox Volunteers "Birds and All Nature" was a monthly publication of the Nature Study Publishing Company of Chicago. It includes short poems, stories and brief descriptions of birds, animals and other natural subjects with accompanying color plates. The magazine was published from 1897-1907 under the various titles, "Birds," "Birds and all Nature," "Nature and...
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Dec 24, 2016 John Ready Lockard
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LibriVox recording of Bee Hunting by John Ready Lockard. Read in English by Larry Wilson; John; Twinkle; Mike Pelton; MacKenzie Nikol Greenwood Many books on sports of various kinds have been written, but outside of an occasional article in periodicals devoted to bee literature, but little has been written on the subject of bee hunting. Therefore, I have tried, in this volume, Bee Hunting for Pleasure and Profit, to give a work in compact form, the product of what I have learned along this line...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, bees, beekeeping, Natural History, apilogy, entomolgy
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Dec 22, 2016 Xun Lu
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LibriVox recording of The True Story of Ah Q by Xun Lu. Read in Chinese by Vivienne Wong. The True Story of Ah Q (simplified Chinese: 阿Q正传; traditional Chinese: 阿Q正傳; pinyin: Ā Q Zhèngzhuàn; Wade–Giles: A Q Cheng-chuan), is an episodic novella written by Lu Xun, first published as a serial between December 4, 1921 and February 12, 1922. It was later placed in his first short story collection Call to Arms (吶喊, Nahan) in 1923 and is the longest of the stories in the...
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Dec 22, 2016 James Lane Allen
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LibriVox  recording of The White Cowl by James Lane Allen.  Read in English by David Wales A Trappist monastery in nineteenth century Kentucky. A young monk. A young woman in distress. Whither? One might want to compare this story (1888) with a later story (1890) with a similar theme, more fully developed, by the same author. ( david wales) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, literature, Kentucky, monk, gethsemane abbey, trappist
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Dec 21, 2016 John Billings
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LibriVox recording of Hardtack and Coffee by John Billings. Read in English by Maria Kasper; Greg Giordano Hard Tack and Coffee: The Unwritten Story of Army Life (1887) is a memoir by John D. Billings, a veteran of the 10th Massachusetts Volunteer Light Artillery Battery in the American Civil War. Hard Tack and Coffee is not about battles, but rather about how the common Union soldiers of the Civil War lived in camp and on the march. It covers the details of regular soldier life, including...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, American civil war, army life, 19th century, soldier memoir
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Dec 21, 2016 Charles E. Flandrau
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LibriVox recording of The History of Minnesota and Tales of the Frontier, Part 2 by Charles E. Flandrau. Read in English by deongines; Ross Klatte; Siyami Aktan; Jill Engle; Crystal Gattis; Andrea Kotzer; Kalynda; BettyB; Larry Wilson. A series of stories written by Judge Charles E. Flandrau "at different times during his long residence in the Northwest, which embrace historical events, personal adventures, and amusing incidents." This book of tales is the companion to the author's...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, German, French, prairie, murder, hunt, railroad, Latin, journey, Indian,...
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Dec 20, 2016 James Lane Allen
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LibriVox recording of A Cathedral Singer by James Lane Allen. Read in English by David Wales New York City in the early 20th century, a boy with an angelic voice, his devoted mother, the great Episcopal Cathedral of Saint John The Divine. - Summary by david wales For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a...
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Dec 20, 2016 Eugene Field
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LibriVox recording of Christmas Tales and Christmas Verse by Eugene Field. Read in English by Kangaroo; annanneass; BettyB; Lee-Ann Niazi This is a collection of Christmas short stories and poems by Eugene Field, published in 1912. The stories beautifully evoke an old-fashioned spirit of Christmas, each presenting a different angle of this special holiday. - Summary by Carolin For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if...
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Dec 20, 2016
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LibriVox recording of Multilingual Short Works Collection 016 by . Read in English by Ἑλένη Κεμικτσή; Sonia; crecente; Fabiola; Sandra Schmit; Tomas Peter; Gosia Leksandrówna This is a collection of short pieces, poetry or prose, fiction and non-fiction, in several different languages (except standard English). All chosen and recorded by Librivox volunteers. 01 - Ancient Greek - Βατραχομυομαχία (Batrachomyomachia) key words: comic epic poetry, fiction, parody,...
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Dec 19, 2016 Johnny Gruelle
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LibriVox recording of Friendly Fairies by Johnny Gruelle. Read in English by Bridget Herbes; larryhayes7; Jacqui Castle; BettyB; Danny Wacorngler; Kathleen Moore; Nicholas Hill; Molly Lynn; Kalynda. Friendly Fairies is a popular book by Johnny Gruelle who is known as the creator of Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy. Listen to fifteen captivating stories which will carry away you and your children to the world of fairy tales. - Summary by ShiNeko For further information, including links to online...
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Dec 19, 2016 Randall Garrett
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LibriVox recording of Anchorite by Randall Garrett. Read in English by Phil Chenevert Randall Garrett sticks a sharp needle into our government and society in this wonderful story. He projects the current trends towards paternalistic government into the future. Yes, we have attained a world government and everyone is equal whether they want to be or not; everyone is taken care of no matter how incompetent, stupid or sleazy they are and everyone is out to undermine everyone else. The author...
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Dec 19, 2016 Myrtle Reed
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LibriVox recording of Threads of Grey and Gold by Myrtle Reed. Read in English by MaryAnnS; BettyB; Larry Wilson; Mike Pelton; Roger Melin; Michele Fry; Sheila Quattrocchi; SaraHale; Royce Roeswood; Christine Lehman; Kathleen Moore This is a collection of short stories and poems by Myrtle Reed. Many of the stories are short romances, and they share the unique, nostalgic, sometimes melancholy atmosphere so characteristic of Myrtle Reed's stories. - Summary by Carolin For further information,...
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Dec 19, 2016 Wilkie Collins
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LibriVox recording of The Woman in White - version 2 by Wilkie Collins. Read in English by Tony Addison Possibly Wilkie Collins' most famous novel, The Woman In White remade the Gothic Horror novel by taking its characters and tropes and setting them in commonplace surroundings among "people like us", Featuring unforgettable characters such as the incomparable Count Fosco and the redoubtable Marion Halcombe (a woman for whom male Victorian readers politely inquired of Wilkie the...
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Dec 19, 2016 William Butler Yeats
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 10 recordings of The Dolls by William Butler Yeats.  This was the Weekly Poetry project for Dcember 11, 2016. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; CalmDragon; David Lawrence; Dafni Ma; Greg Giordano; Jude; Lee Ann Howlett; Matthew Datcher; Scotty Smith and Tomas Peter. William Butler Yeats was an Irish poet and one of the foremost figures of 20th-century literature. A pillar of both the Irish and British literary establishments, his earliest volume of verse was...
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Dec 18, 2016 E. E. Smith
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LibriVox recording of Masters of Space by E. E. Smith. Read in English by Mark Nelson The Masters had ruled all space with an unconquerable iron fist. But the Masters were gone. And this new, young race who came now to take their place—could they hope to defeat the ancient Enemy of All? - Summary from Gutenberg text For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this...
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Dec 18, 2016 George Gibbs
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LibriVox recording of The Maker of Opportunities by George Gibbs. Read in English by Tony Oliva When you're tired only because you're bored; and you're bored only because it seems like there's really nothing worth doing; and you're so, so wealthy that one would think opportunity should be knocking at your door every day... you sometimes just have to tell your closer friends how fatiguing the life of he who has everything really is.... And then; you find your calling! (Tony Oliva ) For further...
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Dec 18, 2016 W. Somerset Maugham
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LibriVox recording of The Explorer by W. Somerset Maugham.   Read in English by Lilith Branda An early novel by W. Somerset Maugham about conflicting feelings of self-integrity, filial love, romantic love. Lucy Allerton and Alec MacKenzie have to choose between grasping happiness that is their due and upholding a set of moral values that define themselves. - Summary by Lilith Branda For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other...
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Dec 17, 2016 Frances Ridley Havergal
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LibriVox recording of Morning Bells; Or, Waking Thoughts for Little Ones by Frances Ridley Havergal. Read in English by Jael Baldwin. Thirty-one brief morning devotionals, simple enough for the child audience for which they were written, but also inspiring for adults needing some spiritual refreshment. ( Jael Baldwin) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this...
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Dec 17, 2016 Various
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LibriVox recording of Compilation de poèmes - 007 by Various. Read in French by Mayah; Michaël Cadilhac; Sonia; Ezwa; YasmineHaggag; Kalynda; Mongope; DanielDeronda Cette compilation comprend une série de poèmes lus, en langue française, pour LibriVox. - Résumé d'Ezwa For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to...
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Dec 17, 2016 George Murray; John Reade
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LibriVox recording of Poems by George Murray; John Reade. Read in English by Tomas Peter; Sonia; Joe Brenneman; Larry Wilson; Jessi McDaniel; Pierre Delcourt; Ann Boulais; Kalynda; Sandra Schmit George Murray was a British poet, translator and scholar who lived out most of his life in Canada, where he was a classics master at a Montreal high school. In this collection, intermixed with his own original poetry, are Murray's translations of works by popular French poets like Victor Hugo, Alphonse...
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Dec 17, 2016 Francis Johnson
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LibriVox recording of Famous Assassinations Of History by Francis Johnson. Read in English by David Wales It has been the object of the writer to make each of these “famous assassinations” the central scene of a picture in which the political, religious, or national features of the epoch in which the assassination occurred are portrayed with historical fidelity and strict impartiality…. Only those assassinations have been included which either had an important and political bearing on the...
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Dec 15, 2016 The President's Commission on the Assasination of President Kennedy
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LibriVox recording of Report of the President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy (The Warren Report) by The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy. Read in English by volunteer readers. The assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy on November 22, 1963, was a cruel and shocking act of violence directed against a man, a family, a nation, and against all mankind. . . . This Commission was created on November 29, 1963, in recognition of the right of...
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Dec 15, 2016 Zorro A. Bradley
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LibriVox recording of Canyon de Chelly; The Story of its Ruins and People by Zorro A. Bradley. Read in English by David Wales A 1973 U.S. government publication describing the history and physical characteristics of this Arizona national monument within the boundaries of the Navajo Nation. - Summary by david wales For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this...
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Dec 15, 2016 William Butler Yeats
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LibriVox recording of Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry by William Butler Yeats. Read in English by volunteer readers. This is a collection of Fairy and Folk tales. The poet William Butler Yeats collected them from around the Western part of Ireland and translated them near the end of the 1800s. - Summary by Michele Eaton For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog...
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Dec 14, 2016 Gene Stratton-Porter
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LibriVox recording of A Girl of the Limberlost (version 2) by Gene Stratton-Porter. Read in English by Patience Charles. Set in the Limberlost swamp of Indiana, A Girl of the Limberlost follows Elnora Comstock through struggles and triumphs as she seeks education and the mother love she has always been denied. - Summary by Patience Charles. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox...
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Dec 14, 2016 N. P. Dawson
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LibriVox recording of The Good Soldier; A Selection Of Soldiers' Letters, 1914-1918 by N. P. Dawson. Read in English by David Wales “Here are boys, all sorts of boys: French, English, Italian, American… These are soldiers’ letters written home. But reading, one finds that he does not think of them as letters at all, but as boys… but the spirit of these letters cannot be defeated. The dead will rise again.” Each letter is introduced by a paragraph or two about the writer. - Summary by...
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Dec 13, 2016 Marie of Romania Alexandra Victoria
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LibriVox recording of The Dreamer of Dreams by Marie of Romania Alexandra Victoria. Read in English by iloveyu; larryhayes7; Kana McKay; Ross McGrath; Lisa A.; Euisme; Amy Gramour; RobThomas; TomDavisBeal; Linda Johnson; Liz Trollinger; Siegen Bretzke Eric, artist for the king, has created a marvelous painting of a royal wedding. It is finished except for the face of the queen, which appeared to him in a dream. When he awoke, he had forgotten the form of the features. Obsessed with recapturing...
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Dec 13, 2016 Alexandre Dumas
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LibriVox recording of Celebrated Crimes, Vol. 5: Urbain Grandier by Alexandre Dumas. Read in English by JohannC; storylines; Kalynda; deongines; Jim Locke This is the dramatic story of Urbain Grandier, a catholic priest, who had a reputation to rival that of Casanova, which ultimately led to his destruction. He was accused of witchcraft after a series of accusations from nuns of a nearby convent, who claimed that Grandier has sent several demons upon them. The case is very well documented, and...
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Dec 13, 2016 Various
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LibriVox recording of Christmas Carol Collection 2016 by Various. Read by LibriVox Volunteers. LibriVox volunteers bring you a festive selection of Christmas carols for the 2016 holiday. his year's festive collection of 25 Christmas carols includes traditional favourites and lesser-known selections in English, French, German, Greek, Italian, and Latin. The singers wish all listeners around the world a happy and peaceful Christmas. Allons tous à la crèche ; author unknown; music by Ezwa....
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Dec 13, 2016 Horatius Bonar
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LibriVox recording of God's Way of Peace: A Book for the Anxious by Horatius Bonar. Read in English by Loren Eaton Both a work of theology and psychology, Calvinist revivalist Horatius Bonar guides readers from the universal human need for repentance and faith to the "peace that passes all understanding" that comes from communion with Christ. - Summary by Loren Eaton For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if...
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Dec 12, 2016 Elinor Glyn
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LibriVox recording of Beyond the Rocks, A Love Story by Elinor Glyn. Read in English by Amy Deuchler Forced into marriage to a man who is older and wealthier, young Theodora Fitzgerald contemplates her fate in love, until she meets and falls in love with another. - Summary by Amy Deuchler For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio...
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Dec 11, 2016 Various
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LibriVox recording of Birds and All Nature, Vol. VI, No 5, December 1899 by Various. Read in English LibriVox Volunteeers "Birds and All Nature" was a monthly publication of the Nature Study Publishing Company of Chicago. It includes short poems and brief descriptions of birds, animals and other natural subjects with accompanying color plates. The magazine was published from 1897-1907 under the various titles, "Birds," "Birds and all Nature," "Nature and...
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Dec 11, 2016 Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 7 recordings of A Pin by Ella Wheeler Wilcox. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for November 27, 2016. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; Greg Giordano; Jude; Leonard Wilson; Matthew Datcher; Tomas Peter and tovarisch. Ella Wheeler Wilcox was an American author and poet. Her best-known work was Poems of Passion. Her most enduring work was "Solitude", which contains the lines, "Laugh, and the world laughs with you; weep, and you weep alone" -...
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Dec 11, 2016 Thomas Moore
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 8 recordings of The Song of the Olden Time by Thomas Moore. This was the Weekly Poetry project for December 4, 2016. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; Greg Giordano; Lee Ann Howlett; Matthew Datcher; Phil Schempf; Scotty Smith; Tomas Peter and tovarisch. From a relatively early age Moore showed an interest in music and other performing arts. He sometimes appeared in musical plays with his friends, such as The Poor Soldier by John O'Keeffe (music by William Shield),...
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Dec 9, 2016 James Edwin Gunn
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LibriVox recording of Breaking Point by James Edwin Gunn. Read in English by Peter Eastman Machines are infallible. Humans are not. The crew of The Ambassador knew their ship could not possibly fail, but what of themselves? And how could they defend against an unknown enemy with unknown motives and superhuman abilities, intent on driving each one of them beyond his own personal breaking point? - Summary by Summary by Peter Eastman For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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Dec 9, 2016 Yei Theodora Ozaki
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LibriVox recording of Romances of Old Japan by Yei Theodora Ozaki. Read in English by mlcui. A collection of romances from old Japan rendered into English by Yei Theodora Ozaki. Filled with tales of honor, adventure, tragedy, and romance, this collection will surely give anyone interested in Japanese culture and literature (as well as anyone who can appreciate a good story well-told) an insightful and enjoyable experience. (Summary by mlcui) For further information, including links to online...
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Dec 8, 2016 Randall Garrett
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LibriVox recording of Randall Garrett: 3 Science Fiction stories by Randall Garrett. Read in English by Phil Chenevert The irrepressible Science Fiction author Randall Garrett wrote a wide array of short stories for the SF magazines of his day poking fun at many of the then current cherished beliefs, but he had a habit of writing under many different names. These three stories were all published in the 1960's and no matter what the by-line may look like, be assured they were all written by him...
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Dec 8, 2016 Sherwood Anderson
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LibriVox recording of Windy McPherson's Son by Sherwood Anderson. Read in English by Lynne T; deongines; J. Wellington Glover; Sheila; KHand; Bincy Pothen Windy McPherson's Son is the story of Sam McPherson's rise in the world of business and search for emotional enlightenment in later life. McPherson starts out as an ambitious newsboy in Caxton, Ohio, with drunkard of a father who constantly embarrasses him. Eventually, after his mother's death and an episode with a middle-aged schoolteacher,...
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Dec 8, 2016 E. F. Benson
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LibriVox recording of Dodo: A Detail of the Day by E. F. Benson. Read in English by Anna Simon Fashionably controversial bestseller at the time of appearance (1893), portraying London "society" in the Fin de Siècle. Dodo is a young woman who enjoys belonging to the high society. At the start of the book, she is about to make an advantageous marriage, to a man with money and a title - just what she needs. This audiobook includes Volume 1 & 2 (the complete novel) - Summary by Anna...
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Dec 8, 2016 Adriaan Loosjes Pzn.
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LibriVox luisterboek van Het Leven van Hillegonda Buisman - deel 4 door Adriaan Loosjes Pzn. Gelezen in het Nederlands door Marcel Coenders Een levensbeschrijving van de ideale Hollandse vrouw uit het midden van de 17de eeuw. In dit 4de en laatste deel sterft Hillegonda. - Samenvatting door Marcel Coenders Alle 4 delen van dit boek zijn beschikbaar als luisterboek bij Librivox. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if...
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Dec 8, 2016 Various
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LibriVox recording of Christmas Short Works Collection 2016 by Various. Read in Multilingual by Greg Giordano; Jan MacGillivray; Kangaroo; Maria Kasper; Tomas Peter; David Wales; Garth Burton; Fabiola; April6090; Sarah Jennings; Mayah; Lee-Ann Niazi; Travis Hamon; BettyB; Bryon Taylor; Ruth Golding; Tony Addison This year's Christmas collection of short stories, poems and non-fiction features readings in English , French, Italian and Maori. Summary by Annise For further information, including...
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LibriVox recording of The National Geographic Magazine Vol. 07 - 09. September 1896 by Various. Read in English by Kathrine Engan; Rapunzelina; MaryAnnS; BettyB; Jason in Panama The National Geographic Magazine, an illustrated monthly, the September Number. It includes the following articles: The Recent Earthquake Wave on the Coast of Japan, by Eliza Ruhamah Scidmore The Return of Dr Nansen Descriptive Topographic Terms of Spanish America, by Robert T. Hill The Weather Bureau River and Flood...
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Dec 8, 2016 William Clark Russell
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LibriVox recording of The Death Ship by William Clark Russell. Read in English by saloni; Gloria Begemann; Linda Johnson; Acacia Wood; Mark Nelson; Honnha Newberry William Clark Russell is well-known for his maritime stories, for which he could draw upon his own experiences as a sailor in the British Navy. This is one of the finest examples of his maritime ghost stories. Everyone knows the story of the ghostly ship, the Flying Dutchman, which is cursed and doomed to sail the seven seas forever,...
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Dec 8, 2016 Leo Tolstoy
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LibriVox recording of Family Happiness by Leo Tolstoy. (Translated by Aylmer & Louise Maude.) Read in English by Evan Pierce. After a brief romance, the 17 year old Marya falls in love with the much older Sergyei Mikhailitch, an old family friend, and the two are married. They share an initially blissful life but after moving to St. Petersburg, Marya becomes enchanted with society and a rift opens between the two. (Summary by EvanJ) For further information, including links to online text,...
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Dec 7, 2016 Harry Graham
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LibriVox recording of Misrepresentative Men by Harry Graham. Read in English by Heather James; Diana Schmidt; Romano; Kathleen Moore This is a volume of poetry by Harry Graham. Graham was known for his satirical poetry, and this volume is a great example of his art. In this volume, Graham charicatures several famous historical or legendary personages, and allows himself some reflections on the story of that person's life. - Summary by Carolin For further information, including links to online...
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Dec 7, 2016 Thomas Richard Allinson
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LibriVox recording of Dr. Allinson's cookery book by Thomas Richard Allinson. Read in English by BettyB; jftocanada; Jill Engle; Carolyn Agee; larryhayes7; Amelia Chesley This is a cookbook promoting vegetarian recipes. The author of the book, Dr. Thomas Allinson, had strong views about health issues - he promoted vegetarian cooking and wholegrain bread, among other things which are less popular today. His cookbook also includes many references to healthy lifestyle and how to avoid unhealthy...
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Dec 6, 2016 Lewis Terman
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LibriVox recording of The Measurement of Intelligence by Lewis Terman. Read in English by Leon Harvey An explanation of and a completed guide for the use of the Stanford revision and the Simon Binford intelligence test - Summary by the soloist For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit...
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Dec 6, 2016 Saint John of the Cross
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LibriVox recording of The Ascent of Mount Carmel by Saint John of the Cross. (Translated by David Lewis.) Read in English by Ed Humpal The Ascent of Mount Carmel is one of the timeless classics of Christian contemplation, radical in its time and deeply influential in the world today. St John of the Cross and St Teresa of Avila worked together to reform the Carmelite Order in the Roman Catholic Church, in which he is honored as one of the Doctors of the Church. An active priest and teacher in...
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Dec 6, 2016 Jackson Gregory
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LibriVox recording of Six Feet Four by Jackson Gregory. Read in English by Roger Melin A hotel is robbed one night, and a cowboy makes his getaway with but few witnesses. When a young woman is also robbed, suspicion falls on one particular man who matches the description of the former thief. The robber is without a doubt a tall man; six feet four inches tall. Buck Thornton, at six feet four, in the area, and acting a bit peculiarly, becomes the suspect and sets about to uncover the true...
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LibriVox recording of The Martyrdom Of Belgium; Official Report Of Massacres Of Peaceable Citizens, Women And Children By The German Army; Testimony Of Eye-Witnesses by George Cooreman. Read in English by David Wales The title says it all. World War I narratives of German activities in Belgium after the German invasion of this neutral country. - Summary by david wales For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if...
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Dec 5, 2016 Ernest Vincent Wright
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 11 recordings of When Father Carves the Duck by Ernest Vincent Wright. This was the Weekly Poetry project for November 27, 2016. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Garth Burton; Greg Giordano; Ian King; Jude; Lee Ann Howlett; Leonard Wilson; Matthew Datcher; Tomas Peter and tovarisch. Ernest Vincent Wright was an American author known for his book Gadsby, a 50,000-word novel which, except for the introduction and a note at the end, did not use the...
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Dec 4, 2016 Various
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LibriVox recording of Children's Short Works, Vol. 023 by Various. Read in English by Librivox volunteers Librivox's Children's Short Works Collection 023: a collection of 16 short works for children in the public domain read by a variety of Librivox members. - Summary by Ruth Golding For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio...
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Dec 3, 2016 Victor Hugo
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LibriVox recording of Los Miserables by Victor Hugo. (Translated by Nemesio Fernández .) Read in Spanish by Mongope Los miserables (título original en francés: Les misérables) es una novela del político, poeta y escritor francés Victor Hugo publicada en 1862, considerada como una de las obras más conocidas del siglo XIX. La novela, de estilo romántico, plantea a través de su argumento un razonamiento sobre el bien y el mal, sobre la ley, la política, la ética, la justicia y la...
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Dec 3, 2016 Sigmund Freud
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LibriVox recording of Three Contributions to the Theory of Sex by Sigmund Freud. (Translated by Abraham Arden Brill.) Read in English by LibriVox volunteers. In this little book Freud discusses three areas of human sexuality: 1. Sexual pervisons or abberations. In this essay, Freud concludes that "a disposition to perversions is an original and universal disposition of the human sexual instinct and that...this postulated constitution, containing the germs of all the perversions, will only...
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